Professor Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir is the Dean of the Faculty of law and Louis Marshall Professor of Environmental Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her fields of interest are property law and theory, economic and behavioral analysis of law, law and normative ethics, and empirical legal studies.
Prof. Lewinsohn-Zamir has clerked for Justice Dov Levin of the Israeli Supreme Court and in the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the Ministry of Justice. She has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Hebrew University President’s Prize for Excellent Young Scholar (named after Yoram Ben Porat), the Fulbright Scholarship, the Rothschild Fellowship and the Zeltner Prize for Senior Scholar. She has been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, NYU Law School, Georgetown Law School, and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), London.
Prof. Lewinsohn-Zamir’s research was published in journals such as the Yale Law Journal, NYU Law Review, Texas Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Toronto Law Journal, Law & Social Inquiry and Minnesota Law Review. Her latest book, “The Psychology of Property Law” (co-authored with Stephanie Stern), was published by the NYU Press.
1986 – LL.B., cum laude, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1994 – LL.D. (Doctor of Law), summa cum laude, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The 'Conservation Game': The Possibility of Voluntary Cooperation in Preserving Buildings of Cultural Importance, 20 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 733-789 (1997);
Consumer Preferences, Citizen Preferences, and the Provision of Public Goods, 108 Yale Law Journal 377-406 (1998);
The Choice Between Property Rules and Liability Rules Revisited: Critical Observations from Behavioral Studies, 80 Texas Law Review 219-260 (2001);
The Objectivity of Well-Being and the Objectives of Property Law, 78 New York University Law Review 1669-1754 (2003);
In Defense of Redistribution Through Private Law, 91 Minnesota Law Review 326-397 (2006);
Identifying Intense Preferences, 94 Cornell Law Review 1391-1458 (2009);
Can't Buy Me Love: Monetary versus In-Kind Remedies, 2013 University of Illinois Law Review 151-194;
Do the Right Thing: Indirect Remedies in Private Law, 94 Boston University Law Review 55-103 (2014);
The Importance of Being Earnest: Two Notions of Internalization, 65 University of Toronto Law Journal 37-84 (2015);
Law and Identifiability, 92 Indiana Law Journal 505-555 (2017); (with Ilana Ritov & Tehila Kogut).
What’s in a Name? The Disparate Effects of Identifiability on Offenders and Victims of Sexual Harassment, 16 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 955-1000 (2019) (with Netta Barak-Corren).
Harvard Law School, Harvard University Visiting Researcher, 2009-2010
Ranked 1st in the P.S. Department and in the top 1% of Social Sciences' Faculty
Rector's list, 2007
Dean's List, 2002
Lee Epstein, Gunnar Grendstad, Urˇska Sadl & Keren Weinshall (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Judicial Behaviour, Oxford University Press, under contract for 2023 publication.
Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko, Jaroslaw Kantorowicz & Keren Weinshall, Ideological Bias in Constitutional Judgments: Experimental Analysis and Potential Solutions. 19 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (forthcoming 2022).
Christoph Engel & Keren Weinshall, Diffusion of Legal Innovations, 18 Annual Review of Law and Social Science (forthcoming 2022).
Lee Epstein, Urška Šadl & Keren Weinshall, The Role of Comparative Law in the Analysis of Judicial Behavior, American Journal of Comparative Law (forthcoming 2022).
Lee Epstein & Keren Weinshall, The Strategic Analysis of Judicial Behavior: A Comparative Perspective (monograph in Cambridge Elements in Law, Economics, and Politics), Cambridge University Press, (2021).
Christoph Engel & Keren Weinshall, Manna from Heaven for Judges: Judges’ Reaction to a Quasi-Random Reduction in Caseload, 17 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 722-751 (2020).
Keren Weinshall & Lee Epstein, Developing 'Big Data' Infrastructure for Legal Analytics: Introducing the Israeli Supreme Court Database, 17 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 416-434 (2020).
Keren Weinshall, Udi Sommer & Ya’acov Ritov, Ideological Influences on Governance and Regulation: The Comparative Case of Supreme Courts, 12 Regulation & Governance, 315-427 (2018).
Christoph Engel, Alon Klement & Keren Weinshall, The Diffusion of Legal Innovations: A Case Study of Class Actions, 15 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 708-731 (2018).
Keren Weinshall-Margel & Inbal Galon, Cause and Effect in Sentencing, 37 Tel Aviv University Law Review (Iyunei Mishpat), 221-269 (2016).
Keren Weinshall-Margel, Inbal Galon & Ifat Taraboulos, Creating a Case Weight Index for Measuring Judicial Workload, 44 Hebrew University Law Review (Mishpatim), 769-814 (2015).
Keren Weinshall-Margel, Attitudinal and Neo-Institutional Models of Supreme Court Decision Making: An Empirical and Comparative Perspective from Israel, 8 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 556-586 (2011).
[Received the first place award in the Best Paper Competition of the Rabin International Annual Graduate Conference]
Keren Weinshall-Margel & John Shapard, Overlooked Factors in the Analysis of Parole Decisions, 108 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 833-834 (2011)
Before joining the GW Law faculty in 1999, Martin J. Adelman had been a Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School specializing in intellectual property and antitrust law. Before joining the Wayne State faculty in 1973, he practiced as a patent attorney in the Detroit area for several years.
During that period he served as lead counsel in several patent infringement actions including acting as lead counsel for Motor City is the Kolene v. Motor City litigation. The current focus of his teaching and scholarship is in the field of patent law. He has written many law review articles on patent law, the economics of patent law and patent-antitrust law.
From 1977 to 1988 he was one of the co-authors, and currently is the sole author, of the continuously updated nine volume treatise on patent law entitled Patent Law Perspectives (Matthew Bender) and available electronically through LEXIS. He is a co-author of Cases and Materials on Patent Law, Third Edition (West 1998, 2003, 2009) and Adelman, Rader, and Klancnik's Patent Law in a Nutshell(Nutshell Series) (West 2008). He has testified either by deposition or at trial as an expert in patent law and practice in about 190 patent infringement cases.
He has lectured widely on patent law subjects at conferences across the United States and in Amman, Beijing, Bangalore, Bangkok, Berlin, Bhopal, Bonn, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Cairo, Calcutta, Edinburgh, Haifa, Hong Kong, Kharagpur, Maastricht, Mumbai, Munich, New Delhi, Osaka, Paris, Parma, Phuket, Pune, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Sofia, Stockholm, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Trieste, Trivandrum, Utrecht, and Wuhan.
Benjamin Akzin was born in Riga, Latvia in 1904. In 1922, while at university in Vienna, he was among the founders of Hechaver, the Zionist student movement in Eastern Europe. In 1925 he joined the Revisionist Zionist Alliance and served as a member of its executive committee in Austria, as a member of the presidential committee of the New Zionist Association, and as head of its political department. Between 1926 and 1928, Akin prepared his thesis for a doctorate in law from the University of Paris. In 1949 he immigrated to Israel in order to teach at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a professor of political science and constitutional law. He was awarded the chair in political science, named after Lord Herbert Samuel, the first Jewish high commissioner in Palestine. In 1950-1954 Akzin served as chairman of the Israel Political Science Association, and he also served twice as dean of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University (1951-1954 and 1961-1963). Akzin’s publications examined aspects of public administration, the regime and statehood, and relations with Diaspora Jewry. In 1967 Akzin was awarded the Israel Prize for the Legal Sciences in recognition of his academic work. He was among the founders of Haifa University and served as its first rector. Professor Akzin passed away in 1985.
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Dr Einat Albin joined the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2011. She teaches and writes in the field of labour law and more specifically works on labour law in a service world, labour and new technologies and on rights of persons with disabilities at work. These days she is involved in a large research project, funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research on the infringement of human rights in the name of public health, using COVID as a case study. Dr Albin holds an LL.M degree in ‘law, society and politics’ from Tel-Aviv University (cum laude), and a DPhil from the University of Oxford (where she was supervised by Prof Mark Freedland). Dr Albin serves as the Academic Director of the Minerva Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law and is the academic counterpart of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Clinic. During the years 2011-2017 she served as the Academic Director of the Clinical Legal Education Centre in the Faculty. Dr Albin has won prestigious prizes and awards throughout the years and published in leading law journals around the world.
LL.B in Law and Political Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
LL.M in ‘Law, Society and Politics’, Tel-Aviv University (Cum Laude)
DPhil, University of Oxford
Einat Albin (2010), ‘Labour Law in a Service World’ 73(6) The Modern Law Review 959.
Einat Albin and Virginia Mantouvalou (2012), ‘The ILO Convention on Domestic Workers: From the Shadows to the Light’ 41(1) ILJ 67.
Einat Albin (2012), ‘From Domestic Servant to Domestic Worker’ J Fudge, S McCrystal & K Sankaran (eds) Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation (Onati series, Hart).
Einat Albin (2013), 'The Case of Quashie: Between the Legalisation of Sex Work and the Precariousness of Personal Service Work' 42(2) ILJ 180.
Einat Albin, and Jeremias Prassl (2016), 'Fragmenting Work, Fragmented Regulation: The Contract of Employment as a Driver of Social Exclusion' in MR Freedland et al (eds) The Contract of Employment (OUP, Oxford).
Einat Albin (2018), 'Customer Domination at Work: A New Paradigm for the Sexual Harassment of Employees by Customers' 24(2) Michigan Journal of Gender and Law 167
Tamar Luster, Einat Albin, Aeyal Gross, Miriam Tabenkin, Nadav Davidovitch (2021) ‘Promoting Vaccination from a Human Rights and Equity Perspective: Lessons from the Israeli 'Green Pass', The European Journal of Risk Regulation 2.
Ohad Amar, 38, lives in Jaffa, holds an LLM degree in law and human rights with honors, is a member of the Emile Zola Chair for Inter-disciplinary Human Rights Dialogue at the College of Management, holds an LLB degree in law and a BA in government from IDC Herzliya, specializing in diplomacy and strategy. Facilitates the Clinic for the Representation of Marginalized Population Groups of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University, in which he manages six legal aid centers in the social periphery of Jerusalem, assisting hundreds of applicants to exercise their rights before the various authorities and courts. He also leads processes for policy change, writing position papers, participating in Knesset committees, and working directly with the authorities in promoting social rights, changing welfare policies, and making social services accessible. During the Corona crisis, he initiated and managed the "Social Justice Operations Room", a Facebook group in Hebrew and Arabic with thousands of members and dozens of volunteers, that works to make rights accessible by engaging directly with people in need.